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MAY
26

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Joelle Lurie

Tue, May 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join jazz vocalist Joelle Lurie, of her kids focused band, Jojo & The Pinecones, for a digital set of upbeat standards and originals to be enjoyed by all ages. She’s brought her music to family audiences at Lincoln Center, BAM, Lollapalooza,...

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Joelle Lurie

DQSH Livestream: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess

Tue, May 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour Virtual Programming

Join Lil Miss Hot Mess for a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour celebrating the launch of her new book, THE HIPS ON THE DRAG QUEEN GO SWISH SWISH SWISH! This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo...

DQSH Livestream: Book Launch with Lil Miss Hot Mess

28th Amendment Town Hall in your Neighborhood, moderated by Brian Tate

Tue, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 28th Amendment bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th...

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28th Amendment Town Hall in your Neighborhood, moderated by Brian Tate

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Tue, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global foot print. Indeed, for the first time in more than two centuries, the Euro-American dominance in the...

Rising China: What It Means for the World

MAY
27

Meet the Author Readings and Workshops: Why Am I Me?

Wed, May 27   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents Virtual Programming

Author/Illustrator Selina Alko will create a Venn Diagram showing what she & her co-illustrator, Sean Qualls, have in common and also the things that make them unique (their differences). She will lead a brief discussion about identity and...

Meet the Author Readings and Workshops: Why Am I Me?

Message from the Library with David Grossman

Wed, May 27   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

Message from the Library hosts leading cultural figures commissioned by BPL to reflect on today’s most critical issues in our local and global communities. The series is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space...

Message from the Library with David Grossman

Live via ZOOM: Jason Stanley on How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Wed, May 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join author Jason Stanley as he discusses his book How Fascism Works in a virtual book discussion. Stanley will be in conversation with Jonathan Metzl.

As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar...

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Live via ZOOM: Jason Stanley on How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

MAY
28

New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, May 28   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents Virtual Programming

Mr. Night Has a Day Off

Recommended ages: All Ages

Lithuania
Animation, Ignas Meilunas, 2016, 2 min.

Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.

Talking Points:...

New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series: Jose Olivarez, Aria Aber, and Rick Barot

Thu, May 28   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents and Brooklyn Poets Reading Series present a live Zoom poetry reading by Jose Olivarez, Aria Aber, and Rick Barot.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for...

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Brooklyn Poets Reading Series: Jose Olivarez, Aria Aber, and Rick Barot

MAY
29

Spanish Song and Story Time

Fri, May 29   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids bpl presents Virtual Programming

Time to dive into the Spanish language! Through songs, dancing, body percussion, and fun cultural facts, our facilitator will introduce new Spanish words and phrases. You and your toddler will sing, rhyme, and clap along, all while expanding your...

Spanish Song and Story Time

MAY
30

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

Sat, May 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents Virtual Programming

An extraordinary novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social...

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

JUN
1

Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Mon, Jun 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs.

View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Mon, Jun 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Magnificent castles appear in many fairy tales. They house a royal family, guards and many others. They are defensive structures designed to keep enemies out. Castles can also be places of secrets, with rooms where people and things can be hidden...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

View the...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

JUN
2

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Tue, Jun 2   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Michael Napolitano of Michael & The Rockness Monsters presents an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. The music is a exploration into the child’s subconscious that shines with creativity, catchy...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mime is the most ancient of the performing arts, and it is also something we use every day. Have you ever played Charades with your friends? That is mime. Do you like Hip Hop Dance? Mime is a huge part of it. Let’s explore all that we can say...

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Craig Manbauman

Tue, Jun 2   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 28th Amendment bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th...

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28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Craig Manbauman

JUN
4

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

UKA (All Ages), 3 min.
By Valle Comba, NYICFF 2017

Watch: https://vimeo.com/247026939

Life for Uka is grey and dull until she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

Talking points:

How does Uka feel...
Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
5

Summer Reading: Yoga for Kids

Fri, Jun 5   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Ms. Corinne uses her imagination, storytelling, songs and help from her audience to travel through space and time! We’ll learn about different yoga techniques that teach us to be present, creative, and mindful, all while stretching our bodies...

Summer Reading: Yoga for Kids

JUN
6

Charla del censo 2020: Mi existencia... Cuenta!

Sat, Jun 6   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 2020 census bpl presents spanish

Acompañe a la Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn, la Federación Hispana, y CUNY el 6 de junio para hablar sobre los beneficios y el impacto del censo en nuestra comunidad. 

Registre aquí: https://bit.ly/todoscontamos

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Charla del censo 2020: Mi existencia... Cuenta!

JUN
9

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

Tue, Jun 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of music, colored pencil animations and storytelling. The music and ‘moving art’ shows are performed by two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter, cartoonist, and author, Morgan...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Tue, Jun 9   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour summer reading Virtual Programming

Enjoy songs and stories for kids age 3-8 during a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour. This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Public Library. Watch live on DQSHNYC's Instagram, or...

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Brynna Tucker

Tue, Jun 9   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults 28th Amendment bpl presents Virtual Programming

BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th...

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28th Amendment Town Hall, moderated by Brynna Tucker

JUN
10

Summer Reading: In My Garden

Wed, Jun 10   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Phil C. Stead as he discusses the making of his new book, IN MY GARDEN, written by Charlotte Zolotow. Philip will do a live demonstration of a technique he used to make the illustrations. Kids (and grownups) will be encouraged to follow...

Summer Reading: In My Garden

JUN
11

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 11   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Eagle Blue (all ages), 4 min.

By Will Rose

A bold palette and a swaying beat bolster Eagle Blue high above the mountaintop, but she must swoop in and provide a proper meal for her hungry chicks

Watch: https...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
12

Summer Reading: Opera Soup

Fri, Jun 12   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Opera Soup is an imaginative and interactive performance that explores the basic “ingredients” it takes to make an opera. This engaging show, performed by professional opera singer Dr. Lori Mirabal, sparks interest in opera with the use of...

Summer Reading: Opera Soup

JUN
16

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Josh Lovelace

Tue, Jun 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Josh Lovelace, Knoxville, Tennessee native and member of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE performs joyous and heartfelt family style Americana. His warm-hearted songwriting and rich musicianship blend together in concert for an...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Josh Lovelace

True Play Improv

Tue, Jun 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Using the tools of our current reality, this Facebook Live session will get us playing together, even when we're socially distant. True Play Improv is...

True Play Improv

JUN
18

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Stems                                                                 ...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
19

Summer Reading: Virtual Ballet with Angelina Ballerina

Fri, Jun 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Take your first (or second...or hundredth!) ballet class along with Angelina Ballerina! We'll meet ballet’s favorite mouse, Angelina Ballerina, in one of her books, and then join in on the fun. Learn some new ballet terms, get some stretching in...

Summer Reading: Virtual Ballet with Angelina Ballerina

JUN
20

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jun 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour saturday storytime summer reading

Join Miz Jade for Drag Queen Story Hour and enjoy stories and songs for kids ages 3-8. Watch live on Drag Queen Story Hour NYC's Instagram, or afterward on Brooklyn Public Library's Instagram page.

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour

JUN
23

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Tue, Jun 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour Virtual Programming

Enjoy songs and stories for kids age 3-8 during a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour. This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Public Library. Watch live on DQSHNYC's Instagram, or...

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

JUN
24

Summer Reading: Dear Beast

Wed, Jun 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Dori Hillestad Butler as she discusses her new chapter book series, DEAR BEAST, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry. She will share some behind-the-book fun facts about the series, her inspiration, and her writing process. Dori will be answering...

Summer Reading: Dear Beast

JUN
26

Summer Reading: Sing-a-long with Folktales from Around the World

Fri, Jun 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Last year, Jono Waldman was performing in a national tour of a musical he wrote, but now he's stuck in his living room just like you! Join him for a sing-along, followed by storytelling performances of a different international folktale. Do you...

Summer Reading: Sing-a-long with Folktales from Around the World

JUN
30

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine from Funkytown Playground

Tue, Jun 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Aly from Funkytown Playground to jump and jam with shakers & tambourines. Get on board a magical safari or silly farm.

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine from Funkytown Playground

JUL
1

Summer Reading: African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Wed, Jul 1   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Participants become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an African Dance workshop. Accompanied by live percussion music.

View the program on the Urban Stages Facebook page...

Summer Reading: African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

JUL
2

Summer Reading: Bubbles the Clown

Thu, Jul 2   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

The fantastic antics of Bubbles the Clown will keep you smiling.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Bubbles the Clown

JUL
3

Summer Reading: Rock N Lolo - Learn Spanish through Music

Fri, Jul 3   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Rock N Lolo, "Where kids learn Spanish through Original Music.

Rock N Lolo continue sharing love and bringing joy to each little one’s home.

30 minutes long full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly...

Summer Reading: Rock N Lolo - Learn Spanish through Music

JUL
6

Summer Reading: Magic of Amore

Mon, Jul 6   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Amore delights audiences with his magic show, full of side-splitting comedy and audience participation. For kids ages 7 & up.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 11 AM.

Meeting ID:  831 9861 1083

Summer Reading: Magic of Amore

JUL
7

Summer Reading: Pourquoi Stories - How and Why Tales From Around the World

Tue, Jul 7   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Before there was science, people told stories to answer questions such as: Why is the sky so far away? How did the leopard get its spots? Why are there mosquitoes? Find out WHY with storyteller Robin Bady.

View the broadcast on Facebook...

Summer Reading: Pourquoi Stories - How and Why Tales From Around the World

JUL
8

Summer Reading: Louie Miranda

Wed, Jul 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever-growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a...

Summer Reading: Louie Miranda

JUL
9

Summer Reading: Science Edutainment

Thu, Jul 9   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Welcome to the laboratory of Bill Louden Science! “Brainy Bill” amazes and amuses crowds of all ages and sizes with his incredible live science demonstrations.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Science Edutainment

JUL
10

Summer Reading: VAMOS TODOS Music Garden: Spring Celebration!

Fri, Jul 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

When international artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don't need a map ... they just "follow the tunes!" This lively show -- aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 -- invites you to join in on the globe-...

Summer Reading: VAMOS TODOS Music Garden: Spring Celebration!

JUL
13

Summer Reading: Spin, Pop, Boom

Mon, Jul 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Are you ready for some fun science?

Witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions. Mad Science is a group that is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing...

Summer Reading: Spin, Pop, Boom

JUL
14

Summer Reading: Silly Jazz and Camille!

Tue, Jul 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Muffin Man,” and “Chopsticks.”

View the broadcast on Zoom at 11 AM.

Password:  cooldude

Summer Reading: Silly Jazz and Camille!

JUL
15

Summer Reading: Stewzo Musical Puppet Show

Wed, Jul 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Kids love this unique show as Stewzo performs funny songs with his guitar and comedy routines with his cast of wacky ventriloquist puppets and characters. Lots of surprises, magic, and audience participation.

View the broadcast on Zoom at...

Summer Reading: Stewzo Musical Puppet Show

JUL
16

Summer Reading: Anansi The Spider: A West African Folktale

Thu, Jul 16   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

A Celebration of West African Folktales performed by Nadine Grisar. Puppetry in Practice uses the creative arts to enhance literacy, spark curiosity and imagination, and engage in cultural immersions in the countries of origin that make our city...

Summer Reading: Anansi The Spider: A West African Folktale

JUL
17

Summer Reading: The Magician's Workshop

Fri, Jul 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Introduces children to the fascinating world of magic and magicians.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Meeting ID:  830 2699 7080

Password:  384244

Summer Reading: The Magician's Workshop

JUL
20

Summer Reading: Stories From Latin America

Mon, Jul 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

This collection of stories involves sneaky characters who use wit and humor to trick their often bigger and scarier opponents.

View the broadcast on Facebook Live at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Stories From Latin America

JUL
21

Summer Reading: Cara's Caterpillars

Tue, Jul 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite song.

View the broadcast on Brooklyn Public Library's...

Summer Reading: Cara's Caterpillars

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